Illinois museums and historic sites provide seasonal decorations for
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[November 28, 2012]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois
executive mansion will feature a historic flair once again this
holiday season with decorations provided by Illinois museums and
historic sites. The public is invited to see the decorations every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through Dec. 27.
"Historic Christmas at the Mansion" will feature 23 unique trees
decorated by staff and volunteers from Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum, Dana-Thomas House, Old State Capitol, Vachel
Lindsay Home, Elijah Iles House, Lincoln Home, Springfield Art
Association -- Edwards Place, and Pasfield House, all in
Springfield; Lincoln's New Salem near Petersburg; David Davis
Mansion in Bloomington; Gov. Duncan Mansion in Jacksonville; Quincy
Museum; Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle; Cahokia Mounds in
Collinsville; Bishop Hill; Carl Sandburg State Historic Site in
Galesburg; Bryant Cottage in Bement; Lincoln Log Cabin near
Charleston; Old Lincoln Courthouse and Museum in Beardstown; Mount
Pulaski Courthouse; and Central Illinois Decorative Artists.
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The trees at the executive mansion were decorated by volunteers
Friday, Saturday and Monday to prepare for the first public showing
on Tuesday. Dried materials from the executive mansion gardens will
complement the decorated trees.
The public is invited to tour the executive mansion on Tuesdays
and Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m., and on Saturdays, 9:30
to 11 a.m.
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]